‘We are facing a sophistication of demand’

Only in Italy could there be a fibre di latte, one of many pioneering products of fibre experts Lucart at its Diecimo site. In a price war when competition is fierce, balanced expansion and targeted innovation are vital. By Helen Morris, Senior editor, Tissue World magazine We meet at the company’s 106,000tpy Diecimo-based tissue site, one of the largest...

Searching for distinction in a complex market

When competition is fierce and price discounting dominates, niche, flexibility and targeted response to rapidly changing consumer demands become crucial. TWM visited family owned Industria Cartaria Fenili By Helen Morris, Senior editor, Tissue World magazine During a time when Italy has gone through an extended period of economic and financial downturn, as...

Converting Technical Theme: key innovations in the search for perfection on the converting line

Futura, PCMC, OMET, Fabio Perini, Maflex and MTorres talk to TWM about targeting their latest R&D efforts in response to customer demands. A TWM report. TWM/1: What new technical challenges are you facing from customers and how are you responding to their needs? Giovacchino Giurlani, head of technology and FuturaLab, Futura: “We are very focused...

Tissue EU Ecolabel: its current success is the best proof that the scheme works and should not be abolished

The tissue industry was stunned in November 2016 to hear that the EU College of Commissioners was considering not renewing three Ecolabels, including one of the most successful – the Ecolabel for tissue. This Ecolabel is a credible way for the tissue industry and those associated with it to show environmental excellence. Objections have been raised to...

My three-point guide to tissue etiquette

By Matt from south London, UK Cheapest: too rough even for the toughest of men. Middle rank: comfortable, quality, full-bodied. Luxury: generally pointless, but essential for a girlfriend’s nose. I use toilet paper, kitchen roll and sometimes keep hand tissue packs in my bag to work. I use a lot of kitchen roll mainly because it’s so convenient and...

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